Tile flooring Q & A


A few Q & A’s concerning tile types

If you’re considering tile flooring for your home, it’s important to know as much as possible before making a decision. There is great variety in this flooring line, and it affords you a wealth of options and opportunities. Take a look at the Q & A topics to see if the answers to your questions are here.

What types of tiles are available?

You’ll have plenty of options when you choose tile for your flooring. Ceramic and porcelain are the most popular, offering plenty of variances just between the two of them. Porcelain brings you a very natural appearance with a clear glaze and through-body color that helps hide cracks and chips, while ceramic is brightly colored and gives you plenty of options for décor-matching. Both materials can be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes for inclusion into even the most personalized and unique floor coverings.



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What can I use tile for?

Very often used as a magnificent floor covering, tile can also be used for backsplashes, countertops, shower surrounds, and wall accent pieces. The latter is a decorative tile that’s not as durable, but since it isn’t heavily traveled or used the same way that flooring and countertops are, they will last just as long and perform just as well.

Is tile a waterproof material?

Ceramic and porcelain are made with high-quality clay and fired in extremely hot kilns. The result is a tile that is dense, hard and has very low permeability, which means it doesn’t soak up water or stains very easily. This allows homeowners to use them in many areas where waterproof features are necessary, such as basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and foyers, to give you wonderful protection against water damage.
Tile flooring Q & A in Wilmington, NC from Owens Flooring & Interiors

Can the tile be installed quickly?

Because tile can be easily broken, your installation team will take great care during the installation process. This takes much longer than installing a material such as laminate or luxury vinyl flooring. However, you will be thoroughly pleased with the results, especially when great care is taken with the grout lines. If you have specific requirements or questions about the installation process, be sure to let us know.

Find out more about tile flooring at our showroom

Owens Flooring & Interiors is your tile retailer. We have a showroom located in Wilmington, NC, and provide great flooring and floor services to the areas of Wilmington, NC, Silverlake, NC, Kings Grant, NC, Ogden, NC, Eagle Island, NC, Wilmington, NC, && Silverlake, NC.If you're in these communities and need a great tile floorcovering, be sure to visit us to find out more about getting started on your project.